A Lovely Day – Paul’s First Communion, May 14th, 2015

Yesterday we celebrated my older son Paul’s First Communion together with his class in the Canisiuskirche in Vienna.

The weather was not what we’d hoped for, but other that that it was a really beautiful day.

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Pauli, 8

The kids were lovely and extremely well-behaved. It was well organized, and Pauli did the reading (not actually reading it, since the kids had to learn all the texts by heart) very professionally. We were so proud!


Niki, 5 with his photoface

I was kitted out with a mega-pack of tissues and that was a wise precaution. Watching my baby up there was an emotional experience.

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Today I only have a few (bad) iPhone pics to share with you, as photography in the church was not permitted, we will get the official photo CD soon though and I want to show you a few more images then, if you’d like to see.

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After church we had a lovely meal with family and friends. My heart is full today and I’m grateful for my life.

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I wish you all many such days.

B x


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40 Responses to A Lovely Day – Paul’s First Communion, May 14th, 2015

  1. marjo56 says:

    I’m really happy that you and your family had such a great day. Pauli looks wonderful and so chic!! In fact, both boys look just great. They look a lot like you, don’t they. In these pics Pauli looks the paragon of a big brother. Just lovely.

  2. dgambas says:

    Cute, lovely, handsome… You have wonderful boys, Birgit. 🙂

  3. Vanessa says:

    Adorable! Pauli looks like both of you in a 50/50 ratio, I’d say. So grown up. In fact they are both growing up really fast compared to my memory of them. What a proud mother you must be. 🙂 Quite understand the tissue requirement!

  4. johanob2014 says:

    Oh my goodness,look at those Angel-faces!lol!They’re going to be two heartbreakers one day,Birgit!Clearly you are a proud Mom!Thank you for sharing some of your daily-life beauty!xo

  5. Tara says:

    Just fabulous. Well done to Pauli for remembering his lines (though we know he’s good at that after his poem triumph!). Love the way Niki is standing as straight as a soldier.
    I’m so happy the day went so well. One to treasure.

  6. Ines says:

    They are beautifully cute!
    I can imagine your heart being full of joy, mine is just by seeing the pictures and reading your post. 🙂

  7. Sandra says:

    Beautiful pictures Birgit! Congratulations to Pauli. Both boys look very handsome and proud. Enjoy your long weekend. xo

  8. poodle says:

    Wow, they are growing up fast. He looks like a little man now. Congratulations and I’m happy to hear the day went well.

  9. Asali says:

    Congratulations dear Birgit, and thanks for sharing the sweet pictures. I’m happy that you had such a lovely day.

  10. hajusuuri says:

    Thanks for sharing this momentous occasion. Your boys look so grown up! And ues please on the “official” photos.

  11. Suzanne says:

    Pauli looks so much like you, Birgit, and Niki with his impish grin reminds me of Dr O. They are both adorable, impeccably groomed, and give you ever reason to feel proud and blessed. Congratulations on the occasion and thank you for sharing it with us!

    • Olfactoria says:

      That’s what most people say about the boys’ resemblance to us, although personality-wise it is the other way round. 🙂
      Thank you for your kind words!

  12. shellyw says:

    Lovely. Beautiful for you and your husband and they look like charmers. It looks like it is an event done earlier than here, usually it is second grade in America, about 8 years old. Your son isn’t that old is he?

    • Olfactoria says:

      Pauli is 8 and in second grade. Granted, he is the smallest in his class (but the good Dr O is not the tallest either, so where would he get it?! 😉 )

  13. WOW!! You have two fabulous kids Birgit. Congratulations.
    They both seem to have inherited Michael’s cheeky demeanour, very cool..
    Portia xx

  14. anitathepianist says:

    That is a lovely service, very moving and tender. Your son looks so handsome and happy. You are giving your children a fine upbringing. Best regards, AnitaATM

  15. Farouche says:

    What handsome young men! Best wishes to you and your lovely family.

  16. Kandice says:

    What handsome boys! And what a memorable day for all of you. It’s obvious how proud you are of them and rightly so. Thanks for sharing a peek inside your special day with us.

  17. Nemo says:

    Oh my. They look so gentlemanly and happy! And the matching smiles are the best. Thank you for sharing pictures from your family’s memorable event!

  18. Thanks for sharing these lovely memory with us B! Have a blessed Sunday… wonderful to feel the joy in your heart on this special occasion and more importantly to witness these happy snaps of your gorgeous and happy boys…

  19. Annette says:

    Such lovely photos of your two gorgeous boys. I love their cute smiles! It’s OK if they let off a little ‘steam’ when they get back home – after being on their best for a long time in Church, no doubt. Congratulations and thanks for sharing your lovely day with us Birgit.

  20. Tatiana says:

    Just got around to catching up blog reading. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. Your boys are so handsome and growing up fast! I’m so happy you had this wonderful day with your family! Cherish these moments, before you know it they will be graduating from university!

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